Author(s): Stephen Johnstone
Writings on the "turn to the ordinary" in contemporary art examine the various ways artists have engaged with the everyday since 1945.
"The everyday might be everywhere but this astutely edited, accessible and comprehensively documented collection brings contemporary art practice and the ordinary into rewarding realignment for the first time." --Alan Read, author of Theatre and Everyday Life: An Ethics of Performance "Stephen Johnstone has put together a highly instructive and page-turning selection of some of the most intriguing writings examining the aesthetics of the everyday. Not only this, he also creates a revealing journey through some of the most pressing issues confronting us today." --Jens Hoffmann, Director, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco
Stephen Johnstone is a London-based artist and filmmaker and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Art at Goldsmiths College, London. Since 1993, he has worked collaboratively with Graham Ellard, and their film and video work has been exhibited in museums and galleries including the Centre Pompidou, the Tate Liverpool, the Museum of Modern Art, Sydney, and the National Film Theatre, London.